Critical Conversations on sexual and reproductive rights

Podcasts and written summaries

Mar. 17, 2014: Sandy Hershcovis (Business) discussed how witnesses react to workplace aggression and Donn Short (Law) discussed anti-gay bullying in schools. (summary)

Mar. 10, 2014: Prof. Karen Busby, Dr. Shawna Ferris and Jennifer Richardson asked: Where next for prostitution law in Canada? (summary) video

Feb. 3, 2014: Mary Reid (School of Art), Are we really talking vulva? and Bev Pike (artist), Hysterical Chronicles and Hymenal Views, followed by a discussion. (summary)

Jan. 20, 2014: Regine King (Social Work) spoke about rape as a weapon of war and Karen Busby asked if courts can tell the difference between consensual bondage and sexual assault, followed by a discussion. (summary)

Jan. 13, 2014: Neil McArthur (Philosophy), Is there a right to sex? and David Churchill (History), The politics of sexual liberation. (summary)

Nov. 18, 2013: Amy Lebovitch (Sex Professionals of Canada) and Shawna Ferris (Women’s & Gender Studies) led a discussion on human rights, sexual health, and sex work-related law. (summary)

Nov. 4, 2013: Dr. Susan Frohlick (Women’s and Gender Studies): Give Them Condoms: Citizenship 101 and the Risks of Safer Sex Discourses and Dr. Leigh Anne Schafer (Internal Medicine): Understanding STI Transmission Using Statistics (see newspaper story: Too few Aboriginal girls getting HPV vaccine), followed by a discussion. (summary)

Nov. 1, 2014: Iranian-Canadian author Marina Nemat spoke about sexual violence as a weapon of political control. (video) (summary)

Oct. 21, 2013: Dr. James Blanchard (Community Health), disscused HIV Prevention and Protection: Understanding Communities in India, followed by a discussion. (summary)

Oct. 18, 2013: Manila psychologist Cristina Lope Rosello, former “comfort woman” Lola Fidencia David and Univeristy of Manitoba history professors Joyce Chadya and Tina Chen discussed sexual violence against women in war and conflict. (video)

Oct. 7, 2103: Jessica Danforth, Native Youth Sexual Health Network, spoke about the effect of imperialism on our bodies. (summary)

Sept. 30, 2013: Janice Ristock (Women’s & Gender Studies) and Janelle Trenaman, Cancer’s Margins: Canada’s LGBT2Q Arts and Community-Based Research Project and Sarah Teetzel (Kinesiology & Recreation Management), The Return of Sex Verification in Sports: Implications for the Privacy Rights of Intersex and Transgender Athletes, followed by a discussion. (summary)

Sept. 23, 2013: Dr. Roberta Woodgate (nursing) presented her research on Understanding the Disability Trajectory of First Nations Families of Children with Disabilities and Prof. Lorna Turnbull presented Mommy are we there yet? Equality and Care in Canadian Law, followed by a discussion. (summary)

Sept. 9, 2013: Prof. Karen Busby (law) addressed the vulnerabilities of surrogate mothers. (summary)

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